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Winning Lotto ticket survives washing machine

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A four-week-old Lotto ticket survived a trip through the washing machine to net $250,000 for its Christchurch, New Zealand, owner.

The ticket bought at Pak'n'Save in Moorhouse for the July 9 Lotto draw shared the First Division prize with tickets bought in Auckland, Waitakere and Hastings.

The winner, who wants to stay anonymous, said he found the ticket last weekend after he washed an old pair of jeans.

"I went through the wet pockets and realised I had washed a Lotto ticket in the jeans.

"I figured it wouldn't be worth anything but I was heading to Countdown to buy my tea and thought I'd check it anyway.

"It wouldn't read in the self check scanner so I took it to the counter and the Lotto lady told me I had won $250,000,"

The winner says he's just been 'getting by' in the earthquake devastated city since February.

"I couldn't even remember where or when I had bought the ticket and I'm so glad it survived the washing machine."

Thanks to myturn for the tip.

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: August 6, 2011, 10:12 am - IP Logged

I don't get too involved in wimmins work but uh...

Isn't it customary to check the pockets before you wash the clothes?

This guy talks about going through the wet pockets like it was a routine thing to do or something.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Posted: August 6, 2011, 10:58 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winner.......fortunately he didn't use bleach

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      Posted: August 6, 2011, 11:12 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the winner.......fortunately he didn't use bleach

      Green laugh

      Excellent! What a Twilight Zone episode that would have been!

      "I found the ticket but it's a complete blank"

      Scared

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      Anyone here want to still doubt the Luck Factor?

      This is a double example, his numbers are drawn and the ticklets survives the washing machine.

      Or does Steve Player have a system for recovering wet tickets?

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: August 6, 2011, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

        am just glad its not other "dog ate my winning ticket, really!"

        at lest lottery could get their hands on it and see for them self's

         

        one has to think, how many powerball/mega millions, other state lotto's games, do people  someone somewhere  put their "lottery ticket" in danger............................. washing machine must be the number 1 killer of winning tickets besides sheer stupidy of throwing winners out

         

        glad he learned hes lesson, treat lottery tickets like cash"keep it safe duh"

        to You check the numbers and make sure its a winner or not. or else you just beeped your self maybe

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          Posted: August 6, 2011, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winner.......fortunately he didn't use bleach

          Yes, , rookie mistake not checking pockets before washing.

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            Posted: August 6, 2011, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

            I don't get too involved in wimmins work but uh...

            Isn't it customary to check the pockets before you wash the clothes?

            This guy talks about going through the wet pockets like it was a routine thing to do or something.

            "Wimmins work"? You're a very brave man, Ridge.

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              "Wimmins work"? You're a very brave man, Ridge.

              I think I know where you're going with this.

              You're sayin this guy was kinda like Nancy, right? Hippy(wink, wink, nudge, nudge) (say no more, say no more)Wink


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: August 6, 2011, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                I sometimes write songs. A song that I made up in 2009 was a list of things that should not go in lottery machines. The song starts off with the obvious, but then lists things that are more absurd (e.g. your sweaty next-door neighbor). One of the lines is this:

                "Don't throw a winning lotto ticket in with the wash."

                However, I am very glad that the lottery ticket survived the wash.

                Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                  Posted: August 6, 2011, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                  I sometimes write songs. A song that I made up in 2009 was a list of things that should not go in lottery machines. The song starts off with the obvious, but then lists things that are more absurd (e.g. your sweaty next-door neighbor). One of the lines is this:

                  "Don't throw a winning lotto ticket in with the wash."

                  However, I am very glad that the lottery ticket survived the wash.

                  I'd love to see the lyrics if you wouldn't mind posting them.

                  I bet everyone else would too.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke

                   

                   

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                    Posted: August 6, 2011, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                    Great Story - Congrats!! Party

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                      Posted: August 7, 2011, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                      "The winner, who wants to stay anonymous, said he found the ticket last weekend after he washed an old pair of jeans."

                       

                      Wise choice, all lottery players should have the same option!

                      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                        Posted: August 7, 2011, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                        I think I know where you're going with this.

                        You're sayin this guy was kinda like Nancy, right? Hippy(wink, wink, nudge, nudge) (say no more, say no more)Wink

                        rdgrnr: I never took you for a Monty Python fan!

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                          rdgrnr: I never took you for a Monty Python fan!

                          LOL, good eye, dk!

                          Some of that stuff was hysterical.

                          I think Fawlty Towers was probably my favorite though.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: August 7, 2011, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                            double dose of luck there.
                            One dose for the win;
                            another for the ticket not getting destroyed in the wash
                            I wonder what the odds are of a ticket surviving a washing machine?

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